NIRDA seeks to enable a generation of industrial innovators to become competitive through technology monitoring, acquisition, development and transfer, and applied research. NIRDA will accomplish this through the creation of a creative and collaborative space comprised of two facilities.
NIRDA will work with key partners as follows:
Host and provide world-class lab and niche testing services for private industrial entities, while also creating a platform for them to access critical resources, especially skilled talent. In addition, the facilities will promote opportunities for collaborative industrial research, so as to promote the development of new products and services aimed at boosting industrial innovation, competitiveness and productivity.
Provide a collaborative stage for young innovators in the life sciences sector, so as to encourage the development and conversion of ideas into marketable products and services. Furthermore, the Facilities will provide incubation services and essential networking, mentorship opportunities and entrepreneurial educative courses/skills for young innovators, focusing on the commercialization of products and services and technology transfer to existing industries while at the same time promoting the creation of future industries within the sector.
Linkages between academia and industry are the backbone for continued innovation and industry. Therefore, the Facilities will collaborate with existing academic institutions, to not only provide the required skill sets essential for the development of new ideas and products, but also engage in collaborative joint industrial research with the private sector.